Clark College is committed to fostering the academic
achievement and personal development of its students. To
carry out that commitment, the college continuously gathers
information about the effectiveness of its programs and services,
the progress of its students toward educational and
personal goals, and the achievements and perspectives of its
alumni. This information is used to monitor program effectiveness,
to recognize educational trends and opportunities,
and to develop a sound, factual basis for academic planning.
Each Clark College student is expected to participate in the
college's assessment efforts. Programs and services use various
means to gather assessment information, including
portfolios, performances, achievement tests, comprehensive
examinations, surveys, interviews, focus groups, evaluation
forms, and other methods.